Daniel Dubois Gives His Prediction On Joe Joyce Showdown: “It Will Be A Devastating Finish”
By: Hans Themistode
Whether he’s preparing for a contest or simply hanging out, heavyweight prospect Daniel Dubois can always be found smiling. Yet, with his all-British showdown with fellow prospect Joe Joyce only a few days away, the 23-year-old Dubois is all business.
“I’m done playing games,” said Dubois to IFL TV during a recent interview. “I’m ready to cause him some serious pain.”
Joyce, a 2016 Olympic silver medalist, has taken the same approach for all of his fights whether it’s in the pro’s or the unpaid ranks, which is to come forward and dictate the pace from the opening bell. While Joyce (11-0, 10 KOs) has been relentless with the sort of pressure that he has placed on his opponents, Dubois won’t allow his 35-year-old opponent to push him back all night.
Instead, he intends on fighting fire with fire.
“I’m going to go out there and meet him. I’m going to need everything that I got in the arsenal. All the weapons have been sharpened so I need to go out there and use them all. It’s not just boxing but will power and whatever he hits me with, hit him back twice as hard.”
The trash talk between both has been on display from the moment their contest has been announced. In short, neither man has been fond of one another. While most have a difficult time picking a winner, Dubois (15-0, 14 KOs) is confident that not only will he stop Joyce in his tracks in impressive fashion, but also that a win over his fellow Brit will launch his career into a completely different stratosphere.
“It would be a massive win. Onwards and upwards to glory and to the big fights. It would be moving really to the big world title fights. This is the biggest fight of my career easily and I one hundred percent believe that I will be victorious and it will be a devastating finish.”
ESPN+ Boxing Results: Daniel Dubois Sets Up Showdown With Joe Joyce By Annihilating Ricardo Snijders
Ricardo Snijders (18-2, 8 KOs) was given no respect during the build up of his heavyweight matchup with Daniel Dubois. He ultimately did himself no favors as he was easily pummeled and stopped by the British prospect.
Before Snijders could settle himself into the matchup, Dubois (15-0, 14 KOs) landed several monster shots that saw his night come to a quick and painful end. Next up for Dubois is an all-British showdown with Joe Joyce.
Sam Maxwell vs Joe Hughes
Sam Maxwell (14-0, 11 KOs) may walked away this afternoon with his undefeated record intact, but it was by far the most difficult contest of his career, as Joe Hughes (17-6-1, 7 KOs) gave the British contender all he could handle.
Much of their super lightweight contest was played on even terms until Maxwell managed to dig deep and outwork his man during the latter rounds. His extra push was rewarded with a razor close decision on the cards.
David Adeleye vs Phil Williams
It was another quick day at the office for David Adeleye (3-0, 3 KOs). The heavyweight prospect knocked his opponent, Phil Williams (3-26-1, 1 KO), into next week in the opening act Daniel Dubois vs Snijders at the BT Sport Studio in Stratford, London.